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Yellowstone: From Colter's Hell to America's Hot Spot

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Program #18556RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 17 total, 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel Cabins: Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park,...
Type: Cabin

Description: Mammoth Hot Springs cabins share the lawn with historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. When Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872, it immediately came under threat of exploitation by poachers, souvenir hunters and developers. Civilian superintendents suffered from inexperience, lack of funds and manpower. After fourteen years, the US Army was called on for help and the Cavalry was sent in to protect Yellowstone's resources and visitors and headquartered in the Mammoth area. The year was 1886. After troops suffered through five harsh winters in a temporary camp and the realization dawned that no end was in sight, a guard house was built in 1891 to support the Cavalry's mission of protection and management. Clapboard buildings were built in 1891 with more added in 1897. 1909 saw stone buildings built as the fort's capacity grew to 400 men/four troops. The National Park Service was established in 1916 and the Cavalry gave control of Yellowstone back to the civilians; their duty concluded completely in 1918. Fort Yellowstone became the administrative center for the Park. Mammoth's beautiful travertine terraces are a magnificent backdrop to the Fort Yellowstone area. The landscape, turned "inside out," is a series of travertine terraces, sculpted by hot, mineral-laden water percolating up from beneath the earth's crust. About two tons of travertine are deposited daily, adding to terraces that began building thousands of years ago.

Contact info:
One Grand Loop Road
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 USA
phone: 307-344-5357
web: www.TravelYellowstone.com

Room amenities: Comfortable cabins contain a private bath and are among park accommodations that reflect the Park's natural surroundings; TV, telephone, radio, air-conditioning not available.

Facility amenities: Centrally located in the Mammoth Hot Springs area of Yellowstone National Park, the cabins are within walking distance of several trailheads, Albright Visitor Center/Museum/bookstore, Fort Yellowstone, Mammoth Terraces, ATM, lounge, general store, dining room, quick-service restaurant, clinic, espresso service, gift shop, a service station and corrals with guided trail rides. Ample parking. Internet service is available for purchase in the lounge and restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: varies
Seasonal rates; call (866) 439-7375 for information.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Additional nights after: varies
Seasonal rates; call (866) 439-7375 for information.

Check out time: 11:00 AM
Old Faithful Lodge Cabins: Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, WY, 1 nights
Type: Cabin

Description: Old Faithful Lodge cabins are located in the heart of Yellowstone and the Upper Geyser Basin near grand Old Faithful Geyser, Geyser Hill and the Firehole River. Hot springs, mudpots, fumaroles and geysers are accessible by numerous walking paths. Nearby is historic Old Faithful Inn, the modern Old Faithful Snow Lodge and the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, the Park's newest, offering exhibits about the area's dynamic hydrothermal features, Yellowstone books and gifts.

Contact info:
1 Grand Loop Road
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 USA
phone: 307-344-7901
web: www.travelyellowstone.com/

Room amenities: Comfortable cabins contain a private bath and are among park accommodations that reflect the Park's natural surroundings; TV, telephone, radio, air-conditioning not available.

Facility amenities: Comfortable cabins are near Old Faithful Geyser and are directly adjacent to historic Old Faithful Lodge, built in the 1920's, featuring massive logs and stone pillars. Nearby is a cafeteria, dining room, fast food, lounge, general store, gift shop, ATM, interpretive sightseeing tours. Internet service is available for purchase in lobby area of Old Faithful Snow Lodge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Cabins contain shower only.

Lake Lodge Cabins: Lake Station, Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., 1 nights
Type: Cabin

Description: Lake Lodge cabins are nestled around Lake Lodge which sports a delightful lobby with two fireplaces. The 'Lake Station' area is illuminated by Yellowstone Lake, America's largest mountain lake at 20 miles long, 14 miles wide and more than 390 feet deep at its deepest point. It freezes typically in late December, thawing in late May or early June. Nearby is the 'Grand Lady of the Lake', historic Lake Hotel, with its spacious, glassed-in Great Room where one may enjoy serenity, quiet conversation and uncommon views of the magnificent lake and pristine mountains. Lake Lodge, Lake Hotel, Hamilton General Store and National Park Service Lake Ranger Station are part of the Lake Historic District. Nearby is Lake Fish Hatchery Historic District which consists of nine buildings, significant for their architecture and their role in early conservation policies of the National Park Service. Fishing Bridge Museum and Visitor Center displays the park's wildlife and birds and interprets Yellowstone Lake's geology including a relief map of the lake floor.

Contact info:
Grand Loop Road
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 USA
phone: 307-344-7901
web: www.TravelYellowstone.com/

Room amenities: Comfortable cabins contain a private bath and are among park accommodations that reflect the Park's natural surroundings; TV, telephone, radio, air-conditioning not available.

Facility amenities: Lake Lodge offers a cafeteria, lounge, gift store and internet available for purchase; general store nearby. Adjacent Lake Hotel houses a dining room, deli, gift shop and safety deposit. Historic bus and boat tours available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Bathroom contains shower only.

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel Cabins: Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park,...
Type: Cabin

Description: Mammoth Hot Springs cabins share the lawn with historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. When Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872, it immediately came under threat of exploitation by poachers, souvenir hunters and developers. Civilian superintendents suffered from inexperience, lack of funds and manpower. After fourteen years, the US Army was called on for help and the Cavalry was sent in to protect Yellowstone's resources and visitors and headquartered in the Mammoth area. The year was 1886. After troops suffered through five harsh winters in a temporary camp and the realization dawned that no end was in sight, a guard house was built in 1891 to support the Cavalry's mission of protection and management. Clapboard buildings were built in 1891 with more added in 1897. 1909 saw stone buildings built as the fort's capacity grew to 400 men/four troops. The National Park Service was established in 1916 and the Cavalry gave control of Yellowstone back to the civilians; their duty concluded completely in 1918. Fort Yellowstone became the administrative center for the Park. Mammoth's beautiful travertine terraces are a magnificent backdrop to the Fort Yellowstone area. The landscape, turned "inside out," is a series of travertine terraces, sculpted by hot, mineral-laden water percolating up from beneath the earth's crust. About two tons of travertine are deposited daily, adding to terraces that began building thousands of years ago.

Contact info:
One Grand Loop Road
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 USA
phone: 307-344-5357
web: www.TravelYellowstone.com

Room amenities: Comfortable cabins contain a private bath and are among park accommodations that reflect the Park's natural surroundings; TV, telephone, radio, air-conditioning not available.

Facility amenities: Centrally located in the Mammoth Hot Springs area of Yellowstone National Park, the cabins are within walking distance of several trailheads, Albright Visitor Center/Museum/bookstore, Fort Yellowstone, Mammoth Terraces, ATM, lounge, general store, dining room, quick-service restaurant, clinic, espresso service, gift shop, a service station and corrals with guided trail rides. Ample parking. Internet service is available for purchase in the lounge and restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: varies
Seasonal rates; call (866) 439-7375 for information.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Additional nights after: varies
Seasonal rates; call (866) 439-7375 for information.

Check out time: 11:00 AM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Included
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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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